Welcome to the Whitley Bay 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Whitley Bay as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Whitley Bay with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers
We want to share with you the launch of "Happy to Chat", one of the projects we are working on with some Reducing Isolation funding that we received from North Tyneside Council. It's been great to collaborate with VODA and North Tyneside SIGN to bring the work of our volunteers together to launch this scheme. We'll be recruiting cafes and other venues to host happy to chat sessions and display their Happy to Chat badges in their windows to make everyone aware that they are a friendly space. We are every grateful for the funding which has enabled to launch this project in a very professional way. Copy this link to view our launch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCXpe8_bp5U&feature=youtu.be